The Sensex and the Nifty edged higher on Tuesday ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s two-day interest rate meeting later in the day, while crude prices softened on concerns around global growth. The Fed is expected to leave interest rates unchanged after its policy meeting this week, even as President Donald Trump pressed fresh demands for a rate cut.
Here's a quick recap of how top market indices and stocks fared on Tuesday:
Sensex: The 30-share benchmark Sensex settled 85.55 points higher, or 0.22 percent, at 39,046.34. So far this year, the BSE index has surged over 8.26 percent, adding 2,978 points.
Nifty50: The broader 50-share NSE index ended in the green at 11,691.50, up by 19.35 points, or 0.17 percent. So far this year, the Nifty has added over 828.95 points, rising 7.63 percent.
Tata Consultancy Services: The IT major settled 0.27 percent higher, closing at Rs 2,251.70 per share on NSE.
Reliance Industries: The oil-telecom-retail conglomerates' shares ended mildly up by 0.08 percent at close, settling at Rs 1,282.55 on NSE.
HDFC Bank: The private sector lenders' shares dipped 0.21 percent in trade today, quoting at Rs 2,416.80 on NSE.
Hindustan Unilever: The FMCG major's stock closed at Rs 1,815 per share, marginally down by 0.08 percent at close on NSE.
HDFC: The HDFC group's NBFC stock settled at Rs 2,154.30, down by 0.79 percent.
Nifty Bank: The banking gauge settled with marginal gains at 30,351, up by 0.26 percent at close. So far this year, Nifty Bank has gained 11.75 percent.
Nifty IT: The IT index gained 0.58 percent to settle at 16,322.50. So far this year, it has gained 13.03 percent.
Nifty FMCG: The consumer goods gauge settled lower, down 0.41 percent in the red at 29,580.75. So far this year, Nifty FMCG has lost 3.07 percent.
Nifty Auto: The index fell 0.47 percent to settle at 7859.35. So far this year, it has corrected by 14.90 percent.
Nifty Metal: The metal index gained half a percent up to settle at 2874.90. So far this year, the index has lost 8.87 percent.